What Happened on November 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
  • 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
  • Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC
  • Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilliam Holden

William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63